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elementary school. dianne feinstein was a key proponent of the bill. >> columbine, virginia tech arks roara, tucson. oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is that each gunman used a semi automatic assault weapon. or, large capacity ammunition magazines. >> that is -- national rifle association says responsible gun owners would be punishedly bit ban. nra said they were confident congress would reject the bile bay area members of the group one million moms for gun control stood beside senator feinstein during today's announcement. this group comp plized of mother who's support the ban. >> it's wet in parts of the bay area tonight. spencer christian is in and tracking it for us on live doppler 7 hd. >> yes. some locations receiving no rain at all, others receiving a soaking. south bay has been the wettest region in the bay area. we still have mainly light rainfalling around san jose. there have beens7lp pockets of heavier rainfall. quite a drenching there. here is a look at rainfall totals. livermore received a quarter inch. san jose, a third of an inch. look at the many locations t
the first u.s. assault weapons band that was allowed to expire. this morning california senator dianne feinstein says her redoubled effort faces an uphill battle again. but this one time things are different. >> i think i can get it passed because the american people are very much for it. there's a new poll out. 80% supportive of a ban on assault weapons. >> feinstein said her new gun control proposals have broad-based support. but she does acknowledge the national rifle association has the power to derail the movement because it represents gun manufacturers more than gun owners. >>> in fairfield officials tomorrow will resume their investigation of a fire that gut add comedy club. they say it started as an electrical fire friday night. flames destroyed the roof of the theater. fire investigators haven't been able to go inside because of structural issues. crews were able to remove debris yesterday and at least open the surrounding streets. >> we have metal siding up top that's blowing in the wind. those were damaged in the fire. the support studs were damaged in the fire. so we are tr
. >>> california senator dianne feinstein says her bill to ban assault weapons will have an uphill climb said a coalition of police, clergy and voters would push forward her bill over the joskses --ing ofs of the national rifle association. she says the nra came after her when she first proposed the assault weapons ban in 1990. >> the nra come after you, they put together large amounts of money to defeat you. they did this in '93 and intend to continue it. >> the nra disputes the characterization of the group, saying its power comes from, quote, more than four million dues-paying members. >>> if you like to shop, we have the place for you. a shopper's paradise in the east bay. the legendary shopping event that covers 96,000 square feet. first... >> never seen anything like this. >> ama: crazy weekend weather catches dozens of hikers offguard in arizona. how crews pulled off a rescue operation. >> leigh: i'm leigh glaser. a terrific day today. a lot of blue sky, but it was cold. we are going to warm up this upcoming work week. upcoming work week. we'll look at the se well, well, well. growing
yesterday. senator dianne feinstein introduced the law that would ban 157 types of assault weapons. the nra and their congressional allies are unlikely to approve them. >>> and the senate has some new rules this morning to curb filibusters, which are used to block bills and nominations. senators overwhelmingly approved the new rule, which reduce but don't eliminate the number of times a filibuster can be used by the minority party. in return, the majority will to allow two minority amendments to bills. >>> and rhode island statehouse, lawmakers applauded after passing a bill to allow gay marriages. rhode island is the only state in new england that does not allow them right now. the bill's future in the state senate, though, is unclear. no vote is currently scheduled there. >>> and new jersey's republican governor, chris christie, is getting some political support from an unlikely source. he's facebook's founder, mark zuckerberg, who headlined events for president obama's re-election campaign. he will host an event for christie next month at his home in california. >>> the unbearable deep f
and importation of assault weapons. >> reporter: senator dianne feinstein and backers of a new gun reform bill say they don't want to take guns away from hunters. but their proposal promises to ignite a firestorm of controversy. it would ban 158 military-style weapons and large magazines that feed more than ten bullets without having to reload. congresswoman carolyn mccarthy lost her husband in a shooting. >> if you don't have these guns and the large magazines on the shelves, those who have done these horrific killings wouldn't be able to go into a gun store and just buy them. >> reporter: the proposal comes 42 days after the shooting at sandy hook elementary and on the same day the vice president weighed in on a google chat. >> i don't view it as gun control, i view it as gun safety. >> reporter: those backing the bill say they're specifically protecting 220 named guns hunters and sportsman can use. nearly 14 times the number they would ban. the nra is already pushing back, saying senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. we're confident congress will r
of the senate intelligence committee dianne feinstein along with senator john mccain and carl levin wrote a letter calling the film "grossly suggestion that torture helped extract information that led to the location of osama bin laden." but i also want to play a clip of an interview i recently did with the former cia director, leon panetta. >> well, it's a great movie as far as the main subject of that movie is concerned. you know, i -- i know a lot about, you know, the kind of human effort that was involved here on all sides to deal with it. >> but was it factual in ways? >> i mean, i think they did a good job kind at, you know, indicating how some of this was pieced together. >> why these different opinions? what does that tell you? >> it tells you it's a great movie because it stirs up a lot of conversation and discussion and thought. you know, there's political truth, and then there's the truth. i think that the reason that the movie has been attacked is that there's a political narrative here that at its core argues that torture is unnecessary and ineffective and that any of the exc
over new gun control laws, getting under way in congress. california senator dianne feinstein has introduced a bill that will ban 157 types of weapons with military features as well as ammunition clips that hold more than 10 rounds. the public supports both measures. but feinstein admits that the chances congress will approve them are slim. >>> but they've changed rules when it comes to filibustering, the technique that brought the legislative process to a virtual standstill. lawmakers don't have to stand and talk for hours, like jimmy stewart in "mr. smith goes to washingt washington." >>> the historic drought is about to cost you more at the supermarket. it's so bad in texas, there's a cow shortage. the worst since the 1950s. higher beef prices are on the way. one beef plant announced it's closing, laying off 2,000 workers. >>> on the other side of the planet, record rainfall. to keep from drowning in a flood, this 14-year-old clung to a tree. and in the risky move, the two let go, drifting closer to shore, where other people standing by eventually lifted them on to dry land. >>
people were there. we see more members of the senate delegation there. orrin hatch, dianne feinstein, senator thune of south carolina. >> donna brazile, last year, you were wearing your fleece. everyone looks a lot happier this year. >> it's a lot warmer this year. i thought of miss bing up there. i had a nice seat. yesterday, i was honored to be with the vice president and dr. jill biden, at the naval observatory. we had an incredible morning. sonia sotomayer, justice, gave the oath of office. and it was beautiful. my voice is rather hoarse because i have been out with friends and family. this has been a great weekend of celebration and service. >> there's justice sotomayer right there, as the first daughters walk into the capitol, with their grandmother. >> and we have to stop, again, and talk about their grandmother because she wasn't sure she wanted to be in the white house. but we know, she has been a center of stability for this family in these four years. >> she lives on the third floor. they all live on the second. she is a constant presence, as you say. has become something
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